beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 11/20/2009. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a hazy golden orange color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with nice retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, some orange and spices and coriander. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The main flavors are orange, peaches and coriander. Not as estery as most Belgian Ales, seems to be missing that bright Belgian yeast character, but still a very nice beer. Fruity and light, smooth and fruity. Very easy to drink. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle from a local grocery store - Pours a hazy light golden color with a one finger thick white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is spice, esters, light citrus, and toasted malt. There is a little more citrus in the flavor. Medium body. This is a decent beer. Just pretend itís not made by Coors.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large bottle shared by goldtwins. I actually didnt think this was so bad, especially having so many of the new blue moon beers that were some of the most foul tasting things ever. Pours a mostly clear, slight haze golden with a fizzy white head- fades quite a bit- leaves slight lace. Aroma is spicy, citrus, phenolic yeast, coriander, orange peel, spicy black pepper, and alligator pepper- lemon hint light bready malt, and crackery. Flavor is crisp and somewhat clean, toast, lemon zest, orange oil citrus, phenolic, spicy, peppery, and fruity- with some doughy malts. Has a strange sharpness to it, and overall a weak palate and mouthfeel, but not bad.
beerbill (3178) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by goldtwins at Paulís homebrewing session. Pours a hazy light orange gold with a moderate white head. There is some very noticeable coriander in the aroma along with some more subtle orange and some alcohol vapors. The flavor is heavily spiced with coriander along with some orange and lemon, alcohol, and sour wheat. This is really more of a wit, and is marginal at best.
brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle- Pours hazy orange with minimal head, aroma is similar to the Belgian white, only with a subtle spice smell. The flavor is a different story, itís very spicy, almost overdone. An Imperial Belgian white is an interesting concept, but Iím not sure if it totally worked, not in this case anyway.
malrubius (1511) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Very pale, hazy with lasting white head. Strong coriander aroma with gum orange and glue. Very grainy spicy coriander mild wheat tang and gritty spicy finish. Alcohol is well hidden beneath an excess of spice. Imperial white is a bad style to begin with, and this is especially bad.